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PVRessQ!: a research activity on reliability of PV systems from an user's viewpoint in Japan
Author(s): Kazuhiko Kato
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Paper Abstract

In Japan, because both the government and PV industries have not been interested in operation and maintenance of PV system, almost all the PV users, number of which may be over 500,000, never knows troubles and/or risks which may happen to their PV systems during long-term operation. In 2006, author started "PVRessQ! (PV - Reliable, Safe and Sustainable Quality!)" activity in Japan. This activity has two action items: 1) field survey of existing residential PV systems to find troubles/failures and 2) statistical analysis by collecting trouble records from the PV users. In this paper, recent topics from this activity are introduced.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 September 2011
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8112, Reliability of Photovoltaic Cells, Modules, Components, and Systems IV, 81120K (21 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.896135
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Kazuhiko Kato, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8112:
Reliability of Photovoltaic Cells, Modules, Components, and Systems IV
Neelkanth G. Dhere; John H. Wohlgemuth; Kevin W. Lynn, Editor(s)

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